Published on December 8, 2016
1. INNOVATION PLAN FORM Guidelines for the design of the Innovation Plan The design of the Innovation Plan intends to support participants in capitalising on the knowledge acquired during the Learning Route in Rwanda, transforming this knowledge into practical actions to strengthen SUN Civil Societies Alliances’ coordinated activities to address malnutrition. The Innovation Plan has to be framed within the strategies and initiatives currently carried out by Civil Society Organizations, part of the SUN Alliances, participating in the Learning Route. The Plan aims to enhance the results of on-going activities, adding value to existing initiative and furthering efforts made by Civil Society to improve nutrition in their own countries. The Innovation Plan will have to address, through an integrated approach, at least two out of five of the thematic areas of the Learning Route: I. Advocacy II. Policy review and policy tracking III. Campaign and social mobilisation IV. Multi-stakeholder coordination V. Communication for behavioural change VI. Integrated approaches to fight malnutrition VII. Governance The Innovation Plan must be the result of your coordinated work as Country Team and representatives of the SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA) of your country. Take this opportunity to work together, consolidate existing partnerships and open-up opportunities for new collaborations! Very important! The timeframe of your Innovation Plan should not exceed 6 months.
2. Key criteria for the self-assessment of the Innovation Plan Here you can find some smart criteria to assess the quality of your Innovation Plan. We suggest you to check them carefully and try to score your Plan before delivering it. CRITERIA GUIDING QUESTIONS 1. INNOVATION (a) Is the proposal referring to experiences that can be considered innovative in your country, in relation to the strategies, approaches or methodologies employed? (b) Does the Plan have the potential to contribute substantially to address nutrition- related issues at country level? (c) Does this Plan have potential to be scaled-up? (d) Is it feasible to implement the Plan with the stakeholders’ available human and financial resources and in the proposed timeframe? 2. SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE (e) Sustainability: Can the changes of the Plan be sustained beyond the timeframe of 6 months? (f) SUN Civil Society Alliance: is the Plan contributing to the long-term goals of the SUN CSA and its sustainability? (g) Governance: Does the Plan apply inclusive, participatory and transparent approach/management? (h) Collaboration and mutual support: does the plan contribute to the enhancement of collaboration, learning and mutual support among CSAs of the region? 3. CLEARNESS AND GENERAL QUALITY (i) Is the Plan presenting, with a clear and direct language, the opportunities and challenges that are going to be addressed? (j) Are the stakeholders clearly described? (k) Are the objectives clearly defined? (l) Are the activities result-oriented? INNOVATION PLAN - SOME KEY CONCEPTS Change What is the change you would you like to achieve with this Innovation Plan? Relevance/ Justification Why is this relevant for the CSA in your country? Who will benefit from the Plan? Enabling Factors What kind of favourable conditions, existing today in your country, can enable the achievement of this Plan? Main Objectives What are the short-term objectives that lead you to the expected change? Strategic Actions What strategic actions or innovative practices would be implemented in order to reach these objectives? Stakeholders Which organizations and institutions from the Civil Society, public and/or private sector, donor and/or and international cooperation agencies should be involved in the implementation of the Plan? What would be their role? Follow-up and dissemination How are you going to evaluate the results of the Innovation Plan and how are you going to disseminate these results at the national (CSA) and or/ regional level?
3. LEARNING ROUTE Leveraging the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network: building regional platforms to promote learning on how to address malnutrition The Learning Route in Rwanda INNOVATION PLAN FORM I. OVERVIEW Country/ Team: KENYA CSA representatives: Name Organization 1. George Ogola International medical corps 2. Koki Kyalo Concern Worldwide 3. Clementina Ngina Feed the Children Innovation Plan´s Title: Mainstreaming nutrition as a multi-sectoral agenda in Mombasa county- Kenya. Thematic areas addressed by the Innovation Plan Mark Thematic Area Advocacy Social campaign and mobilisation X Multi-stakeholder coordination Communication for behavioural change X Integrated approaches to fight malnutrition Governance 1.1 CHANGE What is this Innovation Plan for? What is the change you would you like to achieve with this Innovation Plan? (50 words max.) Facilitated by the SUN CSA, the government owned process will ensure a well-coordinated nutrition programming in Mombasa county through a common result framework. All actors in Nutrition will maximise already scarce resources in the most cost-effective way and avoid duplication of efforts.
4. 1.2 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES What are the main challenges the Innovation Plan is addressing? How does the Plan link to the on- going initiatives carried out by the SUN CSA in your country to address malnutrition? (75 words max.) There is no multi-stakeholder coordination for nutrition programming in Mombasa county. Despite the Food and Nutrition Security Policy backing for multi-sectoral collaboration, there is only sporadic and unsustained interaction between key sectors including Health, Agriculture, Education, among others, hence affecting the ability to maximise already scarce resources in the most cost-effective way. The Kenyan constitution provides an opportunity for county level coordination since most of these government functions are devolved. A well-established SUN CSA chapter that will spearhead the process already exists in Mombasa County. 1.3 RELEVANCE AND JUSTIFICATION Why is this Plan relevant for the CSA in your country? Who will benefit from the Plan? (75 words max.) Stunting rate in Mombasa county is 21% and causes are multifaceted in nature. There is need to link nutrition specific to sensitive interventions to address all forms of malnutrition. A multi-sectoral coordination forum will inform scale up of good practices and ensure complementarity and reduced duplication. If successfully implemented, the Mombasa county multi-sectoral coordination forum will act as a learning centre for other counties, hence ease of scale up. The SUN CSA is currently implementing nutrition advocacy intervention in Mombasa county hence ease of complementary budget to the innovation plan. II. DESCRIPTION 2.1 OBJECTIVES What are the Plan´s main objectives? (No words limit) Objectives 1. Development of common result framework for nutrition actors in Mombasa county by July 2017 2. Facilitate strategic partnership/s among nutrition sensitive and specific actors by July 2017 2.2 TARGET GROUPS Who are the main target groups (direct beneficiaries) and what would be the significant change for them? Define the main outputs and outcomes (in quantity and quality) of the Innovation Plan. (75 words max.) Women and children will be the ultimate beneficiaries as the duty bearers will be able to fulfil their mandate of service provision to the citizens in a coordinated manner and as enshrined in the constitution. The county government will be able to make informed decision for resource mobilization and distribution. The platform will provide the SUN CSA with adequate evidence for informed advocacy for top-level political prioritization of nutrition agenda. 2.3 GOVERNANCE How will the Plan ensure that all stakeholders will take active part in the decision-making process? What mechanisms will be put in place to guarantee transparent and accountable management of the Plan’s resources? (75 words max.) To ensure that the process is government owned and participatory, the SUN CSA will seek buy-in at the
5. multi-stakeholder steering committee chaired by the SUN focal point at the national level. the government focal point will engage the county level government focal point to coordinate the process including development of Terms of Reference with clear mandate and responsibilities of each stakeholder. At inception, all resources available for the plan shall be communicated to the stakeholders in a transparent manner. A monitoring plan shall be developed to track efficiency and effectiveness of expenditure and activities. All procurement shall be subjected to the laws governing procurement procedures in Kenya. All books of account shall be audited to ascertain compliance. 2.4 KEY ACTIONS / INITIATIVES What are the actions or initiatives each stakeholder will have to take in order to achieve the Plan´s objectives? Link each action to the respective stakeholder/s and the approximate length of time for implementing the proposed initiatives. (No words limit) Description of activities per objective Stakeholders´ role Length of time (when will you start and how long will it last?) Objetive 1: Development of common result framework for nutrition actors in Mombasa county by June 2017 Act. 1.1. Sensitization of the national multi- stakeholder steering committee for buy-in. Act. 1.2. Sensitization of county stakeholders and development of Terms of reference. Act. 1. 3. Mapping of all county nutrition actors in both sensitive and specific programs. Act. 1. 4. Conduct county level cross-training on the approach to multi-sectoral collaboration. Act. 1. 5. Develop a common result framework and implementation plan. Active participation Ownership of the process. Provide link to the county level focal point and key stakeholders. Leading the process Coordination and supervision of the process Identification of the key participants and the cross-training materials. leadership mobilizing the top-level 2ND FEBRUARY- 4TH JUNE 2017 2nd -3rd February 2017 15th – 22nd February 2017 27th February - 10th march 2017 14th March -17th Marc 2017 27th -31st March 2017 14th April 2017
6. Act. 1. 6. Official launch of the multi-sectoral platform. county leadership for the launch 4th June 2017 Objective 2: Facilitate strategic partnership/s among nutrition sensitive and specific actors by June 2017 Act. 2.1. Conduct 3 monthly review meetings among the nutrition actors Act. 2.2 Conduct 1 supportive supervision to ascertain the effectiveness of the MSP and provide feedback. Act. 2. 3. report writing and transmission to the SUN CSN coordination Participation in the joint supervision. 12th June -10th August 2017 4th May, 6th June, 12th July 2017. 14th -16th June 2017 1st -10th August 2017. 2.5 FOLLOW-UP AND DISSEMINATION How are you going to evaluate and capitalize the results of the Innovation Plan? Please consider (if appropriate) to apply qualitative evaluation techniques (e.g. Most Significant Change, Outcome mapping…) How are you going to disseminate these results at the national (CSA) and or/ regional level? County level multi-stakeholder steering committee shall be established. All monitoring processes and feedback shall be channeled to the committee. The launch of the multi-stakeholder platform shall be made public. Joint support supervision shall be conducted and feedback communicated to all stakeholders. There shall be monthly review meetings to share good practices and learning. 2.6 SUN MOVEMENT How could the SUN Civil Society Network support the implementation of the Innovation Plan? What capacities need to be built or strengthened? What resources are available and which ones need to be mobilised to successfully implement the Plan? (50 words max.) The SUN CSA may need technical support from the SUN CSA in planning and monitoring of the whole process. Financial support is very paramount. The human resource is readily available and SUN CSA chapter already established in Mombasa to support the process. 3.6 BUDGET Please provide us an estimation of costs broken down per category and indicate if you foresee to complement the grant with in house funding (if so, how much) Activity LR grant budget SUN Alliance complementary budget Act. 1.1. Sensitization of the national multi-stakeholder steering committee for buy-in. USD 1000
7. Act. 1.2. Sensitization of county stakeholders and development of Terms of reference. USD 500 USD 1000 Act. 1. 3. Mapping of all county nutrition actors in both sensitive and specific programs. USD 1000 Act. 1. 4. Conduct county level cross-training on the approach to multi-sectoral collaboration USD 2000 USD 1000 Act. 1. 5. Develop a common result framework and implementation plan. USD 500 Act. 1. 6. Official launch of the multi-sectoral platform. USD 2000 Act. 2.1. Conduct 3 monthly review meetings among the nutrition actors USD 1500 Act. 2.2 Conduct 1 supportive supervision to ascertain the effectiveness of the MSP and provide feedback. USD 1000 Act. 2. 3. report writing and transmission to the SUN CSN Total amount estimated USD 5,000 USD 6500 THANK YOU!